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Joe Bartolotta, beloved Co-Owner Passes Away at 60

The family asks for privacy at this time.

By - Apr 23rd, 2019 11:57 am

Joe Bartolotta, Co-Owner of The Bartolotta Restaurants, passed away peacefully in his sleep with a smile on his face last night at the age of 60. Joe is beloved by the Milwaukee community for his hospitality heart, generosity and love of all. The family asks for privacy at this time. More information will be shared as it is available.

About The Bartolotta Restaurants

The Bartolotta Restaurants is the premier restaurant group in Milwaukee, Wisconsin co-owned by brothers Joe and Paul Bartolotta. Joe is the president of the company and Paul is a two-time James Beard Foundation award-winning chef. Their first restaurant, Ristorante Bartolotta, opened in 1993 and today the group operates 15 restaurants and catering facilities including six fine dining establishments, two upscale casual concepts, two upscale food courts, a pizzeria, and four exclusive catering facilities. In addition, the company has an operating agreement with three quick-casual restaurants in the Milwaukee airport.  More information can be found at

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